Record Median At Tattersalls December Yearling Sale

Lot 166: Montjeu (IRE) / Ghurra (USA)
Lot 166: Montjeu (IRE) / Ghurra (USA)

The Tattersalls December Sale got underway at Park Paddocks in Newmarket with the one-day December Yearling Sale which saw solid trade and a record median. A total of 150 lots were sold for 3,766,300 guineas, up 5% on the 2010 sale, at an average of 25,109 guineas and a median of 20,500 guineas which represented rises of 36% and 128% respectively. The median figure was a remarkable one as is was 37% higher than the previous record median set in 2007. There were also a further 7 lots sold privately for a total of 109,550 guineas.

The top lot at the December Yearling Sale was the MONTJEU colt out of the WAR CHANT mare GHURRA who was knocked down to David Redvers for 150,000 guineas. Consigned from Castledillon Stud in Ireland, the bay colt saw a spirited bidding duel between Redvers and Stud Farm 711’s Anani Antoniadis with the former prevailing on behalf of Sheikh Fahad’s Pearl Bloodstock.

December Yearling Sale Figures:
2011 241 198 150 3,766,300 25,109 20,500
2010 306 261 194 3,574,600 18,426 9,000

“He is a quality colt," commented Redvers, who reported that Pearl Bloodstock will have over 30 two-year-olds in training next year, while the organisation will be making use of over 20 different trainers worldwide for its horses-in-training.

A few lots earlier MV Magnier went to 110,000 guineas to secure the ACCLAMATION filly out of the MACHIAVELLIAN mare ABINGTON ANGEL. The filly was consigned from the Cashman Family’s Rathbarry Stud, who stand her sire ACCLAMATION who has enjoyed a sensational year during 2011, both on the racecourse and subsequently in the sale ring.

"She is very sweet filly, and came highly recommended by the Cashmans," said Magnier of the filly.

The four-day Tattersalls December Foal Sale begins on Wednesday, November 23 at 10am.